The European Union has sanctioned ten Syrian nationals for their alleged involvement in recruiting mercenaries to fight alongside Russian forces in Ukraine and Libya.

The list, released on Thursday, targets military figures affiliated with the Syrian regime, in addition to two private companies.

According to two separate decisions published in the bloc's official journal, these figures and entities are involved in the recruitment of Syrian and Palestinian mercenaries to fight in Ukraine and Libya.

In its first decision, the EU listed six individuals and Al-Sayyad Company for Guarding and Protection Services, while the second list spelled out four men and a private security company named Sanad.